Total Nerd The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games  

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If you're looking for Nintendo Switch action games, look no further. This list ranks the best action games for Switch, as voted on by Nintendo fans like you. Nintendo consoles aren't usually known for their action titles, but there are some good action games for Switch that are definitely worth playing.

As far as Nintendo Switch action games are concerned, don't sleep on Shovel Knight. If this game has alluded you up to this point, do yourself a favor and buy Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. It includes the core game, as well as the two expansions, Specter of Torment and Plague of Shadows. Each game features unique playable characters with different fighting mechanics, as well as diverse level designs, bosses, and upgrades. If you've already played the core game and its first expansion, you can also buy Specter of Torment as a standalone game.

Another fun action game for Nintendo Switch is Super Bomberman R, although you might want to wait until the price drops on this one since it's a full-priced game at the moment of writing this.

Vote up the current and upcoming Nintendo Switch action games that you either love or are dying to play.

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18 7
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove 2017 March

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11 5
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
2011; 2017 Switch

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14 8
Super Bomberman R is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Super Bomberman R 2017 March

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13 9
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torm... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment 2017 March

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9 6
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap 2017 April

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9 8
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharte... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas 2017

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9 10
Enter the Gungeon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Enter the Gungeon TBA

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7 8
Portal Knights is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Portal Knights TBA

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7 8
Towerfall: Ascension is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Towerfall: Ascension TBA

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8 11
Snake Pass is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Snake Pass 2017 March

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5 9
Unbox: Newbie's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Unbox: Newbie's Adventure TBA

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4 9
Ittle Dew 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Ittle Dew 2 TBA

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7 13
Skylanders: Imaginators is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Skylanders: Imaginators 2017 March

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4 10
Zombie Vikings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Zombie Vikings TBA

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4 10
Duck Game is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Duck Game TBA

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3 9
NeuroVoider is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
NeuroVoider TBA

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3 9
Battle Chef Brigade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Battle Chef Brigade TBA

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3 9
Pankapu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Pankapu TBA

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2 8
Hover: Revolt of Gamers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Hover: Revolt of Gamers TBA

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3 12
Shakedown Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Shakedown Hawaii 2017 April

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2 10
Tumbleseed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Tumbleseed 2017 Q1/Q2

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2 12
Huntdown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Huntdown TBA

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1 9
Mr. Shifty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
Mr. Shifty 2017 April

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1 10
State of Mind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
State of Mind TBA

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1 10
The Fall Part 2: Unbound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games
The Fall Part 2: Unbound TBA